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Wreck injures Durham police officer

Posted November 12, 2008
Updated November 13, 2008

— A Durham police officer was injured in a car wreck late Wednesday. The officer was doing fine Thursday morning, police said.

Cpl. R.L. Tinnin was traveling southbound on Fayetteville Street near Elmira Avenue when Roselyn Reed of Durham turned into the path of his patrol car.

Tinnin was treated at Duke University Hospital and released. Reed was not injured. Her passenger, Chrystal Macer of Durham, was treated at the scene.

The collision knocked down power lines and closed a portion of Fayetteville Street for a couple hours.

No charges have been filed, but the accident remained under investigation Thursday.


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  • Deb1003 Nov 13, 2008

    Just glad all involved didn't have life-threatening injuries.

  • whocares Nov 13, 2008

    All of you that think that the police are at fault all the time should be made to work for the police force for at least a month. Then come back and tell everyone how it is always the fault of the police.

  • cj Nov 13, 2008

    The sad part is that they do have a very dangerous job. How many of us go to work with the knowledge that we could be shot or stabbed because someone got mad or was in the process of a robbery?

  • parr4246 Nov 13, 2008

    "No charges have been filed in the wreck."

    I guess this means the police cruiser was at fault............???

  • Just the facts mam Nov 13, 2008

    Glad the Officer will be OK - driving around on city streets all day is just another dangerous part of their already dangerous job..